Wizard’s Brew is a new game, available on Kickstarter, from Gryphon Games and designed by Alan R Moon and Aaron Weissblum.
Gryphon Games is pleased to announce that we are raising funds on Kickstarter to support the production of a new game from designers Alan R. Moon (Ticket To Ride, Elfenland, Union Pacific, and many others ), and Aaron Weissblum (Cloud Nine; New England, and San Marco–both with Alan R. Moon–and many others). The Kickstarter funds we hope to raise will be used directly by us to produce the Limited FIrst Edition print run of this terrific game! When this First Edition becomes available to the public in late June, 2013, it will only be available in select brick and mortar and online stores, for the full retail MSRP of $59.99. So this Kickstarter project, and any subsequent pre-orders, will be your only chance to buy this game and its expansions for discounted prices.
Wizards roam the land wielding the four elements in a quest to complete their brew — the elixir of life. Prove that you’re the world’s greatest alchemist by using powerful spells to control the elements and be the first to acquire the ingredients needed to complete your wizard’s brew.
- A Spell-Casting, Ever-Changing card game!
- A Race Game!
- An Auction Game!
- Short Rules–just 4 pages!
- Sets up differently every game!
- Fast set-up and generally plays in less than an hour!
- Lots of fun interactivity between players!
Why wait? Pre-order it on Kickstarter and get the best deal you’ll see from now on!
Wizard’s Brew uses several familiar game mechanics and combines their use in a unique way so that each time you play the game the experience is quite different!
Spell cards are the heart and soul of the game. You get two of them, randomly and for free, at the start of each game. You then acquire more via very short (once around) auctions at the start of each round. In these Spell card auctions, you bid Energy Cubes—you get only 10 of these and they “recycle” during the game. Whatever you bid stays “on the card” and empowers this card ONLY for that many turns–so wise and careful bidding is needed.
The Spell cards generate the Element cards shown on the Spell cards. This phase takes only a few seconds while you select these powerful Element cards.
You then use these Element cards to bid on and collect Ingredients. The race to collect Ingredients is the goal of the game! You may only bid for Ingredients with the Element cards that are shown on the Landmark Tokens on the game board Areas such as Oceans, Deserts and Mountains. The placement of the Landmark Tokens varies, with a random set up each game. To increase the strategy and interactivity between the players, there are Spell cards that let you bid extra cards or different cards. There are also Spell cards that let you change the rules of the bidding. So you need to maneuver to get the right Spells at the right time and to be in the right Area of the board to take advantage of the Spells you control.
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